Tuesday, August 28, 2012

BIg Brother After Dark - Quiet Desparation 8-28-12 #BB14

This episode aired on Showtime at 9:00 pm BBT on Monday night, and early Tuesday morning where I live.

Frank is HOH and Britney and Danielle are on the block.  One of them is going home on Thursday. All sorts of drama and surprises have happened this week.  You can click the tag at the end of this post to find recaps of all of the other BBAD episodes this season. 


1.  The show opens with Danielle and Britney laying on the hammock, talking about their jobs.   Britney quit hers to be on the show, and she asks Danielle if she works in a hospital.  Danielle says "sort of" and explains it is a long term care facility--rehab patients who can be there for years.  She says she has an awesome boss and tells Britney she is a "charge nurse".  Britney's not familiar with that term and Danielle explains that she's kind of "a head nurse".

Britney says that she loves Ian, but he is getting on her nerves and is making her feel so nervous all of the time. Danielle says that Ian wants her out so bad...and right on cue here comes Ian, of course.

Ian is angry and is grumbling about Frank.  Britney tells him that the strong powers in the house will probably want to pick him up in the game.  Ian agrees and says Frank told him that "the more people think they hate each other, the better it will be."

They complain now about the POV ceremony---Britney is very bitter that Ian had to use his Golden POV first, before Jenn did.  They seem to feel like this is some sort of heinous rule change, even though Ian has mentioned several times this week that he would be using it first in the ceremony.  Britney and Ian both point out they were told there would be a SECOND veto this week, and use this to support their bitter argument.

Britney asked Ian to give she and Danielle some time alone to talk, if he doesn't mind, so he leaves.  Britney starts asking Danielle if Joe's going to give her his vote...did he say?  Did Shane say he would give her a vote?  I didn't hear Danielle answer.  Britney tells her that Ian doesn't want Danielle out, he just wants Britney to stay.

Britney's mad at everybody---Jenn, Dan, Frank.  She says she understands that Dan just wasn't going to lay down and die in the game, she's just upset that she's getting the brunt of it.  Danielle is making it clear that she thinks she is the one staying in the game this week, because she says things like, "if I win, I'm takin' us both shoppin', and I don't mean TJ Maxx, I mean real shoppin'."

Now they both tear up about not wanting to campaign to get the other out.  Britney doesn't understand what Jenn felt she had to prove by winning the POV.  She had no idea how badly she needed to win.  She doesn't know how they can climb out of these bad moods and just wishes it was Thursday.

2.  They discuss who Danielle should trust in the game once Britney leaves.

Britney:  Well, you know you can't trust Jenn.  She told you that she wouldn't use the POV, and it turns out she knew for 12 hours that she was going to use it.

Danielle is silent.

(She made a final two deal with Jenn on Sunday night.  When will Britney figure this out?) 

Britney wants to know if Jenn has spoken to her since the POV and Danielle says no not really.  The hammock rocks gently and we can hear Ian talking to somebody across the yard.  Dan told Britney that he lied to Britney last night about his gaming efforts, because she would try to stop him.

Britney tells her that when Dan puts on his "nice guy face", Danielle shouldn't fall for it, because Dan is not a nice guy in this game.  He might be outside the house, but not in the house.  He announced Danielle was dead to him in the house meeting and he meant it. (No, he didn't.)

Britney decides to make some coffee and goes in the house.  She is wearing Ugg boots and is dressed for fall in a long sleeved sweater.  Now we see Joe and Ian perched in the hot tub, talking to Jenn who is also sitting there.  I think I can see the weight loss in her face already.  She's drinking a protein shake.

In the kitchen Frank is snacking and speaking around a mouthful of something big.  He has been wearing his carrot costume rolled up at the bottom to his waist to keep it clean. They talk about their DR sessions.  Britney hasn't been called in today but Frank has.  Britney tells him that they have to get a lot of coverage of all of his scheming.  Frank comes over and gives her a hug from behind and she says thanks.

The camera closes in on the plate of food Frank was decimating.  I think it may be slop cookies, but he was dragging them through some sort of sauce on the plate---like waffles maybe?  Britney takes her huge cup of coffee into the Arcade, where Dan is lounging.

She tells him Ian is pretty angry in the backyard.  Britney can't decide who to be mad at,and starts naming names.  Dan says it is okay if she's mad at him.  He thinks she's a nice person but in this game that isn't always rewarded.

Britney:  I thought you were nice too, but I was wrong.  Maybe outside of this house, so I'll reserve judgement.  You were a really good alliance person.  I was so sad that somebody from our alliance had to go.

Britney really tried to win the POV. It's not like she threw it and has to live with that.  Britney is confused that now Dan is aligned with Frank and Jenn---Dan is working with his biggest nemesis. And Jenn went from being on nobody's list or radar to causing major ripples.

Britney:  Danielle trusted Jenn.  And Jenn is so disgusted with you...so disgusted.

Dan whispers he is going to try and get Frank out next week. After commercial Britney says "today is her brother's worst birthday ever".  Dan asks it is Raymond's birthday?  Britney says yes, and he is a huge BB fan and had so much fun last time with her being on the show.

3.  Dan asks Britney if Frank is "running around outside acting like he's safe"?  Britney says not really, but he was yelling at Ian about how Ian wanted Dan out so bad, and now he's staying.  Britney had to tell Ian to relax.

Britney: Frank told me last week that you have an inflated ego about your worth in this game.

Dan smirks.  And now Britney says she tells Frank that Dan is the best player ever for getting out of being evicted and Frank's blood was boiling.

Now at the hot tub Danielle has joined the group and is laughing and joking with Jenn.  They are discussing how Mike Boogie masturbated four times in the house.  They think it might have happened in the bathroom.  Ian says that act is considered the same type of "bodily fluid function" as going to the bathroom, and that they "won't sit there and watch you take a crap".

Now Frank the Carrot is in the Arcade talking to Dan and Britney, telling him that they can't turn of the lights and sleep before midnight anymore.  His mouth is full while he says this.  I think he went in the DR and asked for beer today at four--he said, look we made some good TV today, can I please have some drinks.   He's not hungover now, but he's just really tired.

Britney is not going to live by the new rules---she's not getting paid any more money for doing it, so she won't agree to observe them.

(Oh yeah?  We'll just see about that...)

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Frank: Hey Nana! I'm Tweetin' Again! #BB14

Frank has tweeted again, and this time his tweets got posted on the same day he wrote them.  I heard him talk about it this afternoon--usually BB doesn't post them for a day or so.

I like Frank's tweets, because they sound like him--I can kind of hear him saying them in his country voice.  Note that he calls his friends "Juice" and "Cake"  now.  He can't call them Jungle Juice Daniel and Zebra Cake Chris anymore.  Maybe Little Debbie got mad.   You know, because of the Zebra Cakes.

Wait a minute. Let's take a closer look at Little Debbie.  She looks a little like someone we know, right?


Jenn Has a Favor to Ask #BB14

She would like us to tweet Ellen and see if we can get Jenn on Ellen's show.  She weakly adds that "we all know that CBS is the best".  (I think Ellen may be an ABC girl.)

Jenn:  She is a hero to me and I would love to meet her and be on the show.   Thanks.

Is This Jenn's Girlfriend? #BB14

I've heard Jenn give a shout out to someone named "Dez" quite a few times this season.  This morning, she was alone on the patio with Joe, and they were both giving shout outs here and there.

Jenn told us to look up "Dez Evil" and her Facebook page, if we'd like to see some "sex-ay" pictures.  She wants us to tell her Jenn City said "Mexico" and she'll know that that means.

Jenn:  She was my ex-wife, and she might be my first wife!  But I don't know if I'll ever get married, Joe....but who knows...I may call you up one day Joe and tell you all about it...

I found these pictures easily on the internet, and also this short video of the two of them together.

Frank Got Drunk Last Night #BB14

and confesses that he is sorry he ate all of the slop cookies last night.  They were just so good, and he kept eating them.

Frank:  From now on, I want to have slop cookies at the bar.

Jenn:  If I had a beer...and one of those cookies...man....

Joe promises to make some more for her today, and lets us all know he will include the recipe in his upcoming E-Cookbook.  Frank thinks we can buy slop online, and Jenn is pretty sure she can find some.

I heard Jenn say last night that she won't be allowed to eat the America's Choice slop additions---she's stuck with eating the regular slop diet for the duration.   I also heard her say that she never weighs herself, but she can tell her clothes are looser now.

They say Shane hasn't worked out in about a week, which is unusual for him.  They only had two wake up songs this morning.  The songs must not have been very peppy, because the beds are still full of sleepers.

Jenn gives a shout out to "Amazing A" and says she's thinking about her or him.  Then Joe spews forth a litany of shout outs to his cooking connections, and then his family. 

Dick at Nite Show - Featuring Dr. Will Kirby - Part 2 - 8-25-12 #BB14

This is part 2 of a very special Dick at Nite episode taped last week.  When Dick has an especially good guest, he likes to chop up the episodes to get more mileage out of them.  And I say "chop up" because that phrase fits---I think Dr. Will was in mid-sentence when Part 1 ended.

You can read my recap of Part 1 of the episode here.


1.  Dick does a brief intro here, saying this is his favorite episode of Dick at Nite so far, because Dr. Will is his favorite house guest.  He is quite peppy in his introduction of Part 2, waving his arms and pointing at us, wearing his NY Jets cap.

Will begins (or where ever the tape splicing begins) by saying he has some notes of his own "from different people", and he doesn't want to do anybody a disservice here, but he has some questions and hopes Dick is not uncomfortable.

Will:  Can you give us the reason or the background of why you left BB whatever-it-was, 11,12, 13, whatever?

Dick:  No.  You know and I know that our private lives are our private lives.

Now he gets into how his "fucked up relationship with his daughter" is put out there in the public now, and he's not going to let his life be made into a reality show.  He's not getting paid for that.  He's going to keep some things private.

Dick:  I usually say I left some bacon on the stove, I had to go milk my goats, I had to change the oil on my car...or some bullshit but the truth is that I have a private life and it concerns more than me, so...

Will brings up something Marcellas said.  He doesn't agree with much that Marcellas said, but he did say that you have to give the players space outside of the game to live their life once they leave the house.  He says the show is very hard on family members and some of the most zealous Big Brother fans don't understand that.

Will:  I travel a lot on business, and if one more person comes up to me and says "Briiing Brrinng" I'm going to dump a slurpee on their head.  That is the most derivative and boring....do you think you actually thought of that first?  I get that every day...can you please think up something more interesting than that?  I love to talk to the fans, but they need to give us some space sometimes.

2.  Dick is tired of people asking him how Danielle is.

Dick:  We don't talk.  We didn't talk on Season 8, or on Season 13.  We don't talk and we don't like each other, but I get that all of the time.

Now Dick says it is his turn to ask Will a question.  Will agrees..it's only fair.

Dick asks Will about Mike Boogie mentioning Erin's name in the DR when he voted to evict Janelle.

Dick:  I've been a Big Brother fan for years, I did my research before going on the show...but Julie Chen said afterwards that she didn't know who Erin was, and I didn't either...

(This question has a long buildup, so Will knows what's coming.  Do you think it's a "tell" that he suddenly starts holding his pen this way?  Any poker players out there?)

Dick continues by saying that some of the hardcore fans knew who Erin was...is Erin Will's wife or his girlfriend?

Will:  We're engaged...we're not legally married but she has a big giant diamond on her ring, courtesy of me.  We've been together a long time, we have a 2 year old son, and, breaking news for some of you...we have a baby girl due in 2 or 3 weeks.

Dick congratulates Will and Will says that we all heard it here first. (and he talks about the new baby on QVC, too...just sayin'.)  I don't think Dick ever completed his question, but Will starts answering anyway.

Will.  Let's see....I spoke with Mike Boogie today...today is the 25th, and he got out of the house the day before, on the 24th?  Well, Mike Boogie is kind of angry with me because I haven't watched any of this season...I have a 2 year old and I don't think it's appropriate to have a 2 year old watch the show..but he goes to bed at 8:00...

(Where did Dr. Will get the information on the house guests for his CBS segment?  Was that scripted?  I don't buy Will's statement---you know he has watched the show, and that he knew Mike mentioned Erin.  C'mon....I think he doesn't want to answer, obviously.)

Now Dick starts saying that he's not some sort of crazy fan who tries to follow the players around in their private lives, but "a lot of people know that Will had an affair with Janelle during the show".

Will jerks his head up at the word "affair" and waits for his turn to speak.

Dick:  You're looking at me funny...

Will:  I never had ....a lot of people are really going to be hurt by this, but I never had an affair with Janelle.  She's a really sweet girl, and phenomenal player, but we had a flirtmance.  It's really hard to win the show and part of the flirtmance was perpetuated by both her and myself, and very candidly for some of the right reasons and some of the wrong reasons.  If you look at that time, it was really before the economy went bad, and for me, I like to look three of four steps ahead of the Big Brother game, and I was getting a ton of personal appearances right after All Stars.  And if you look at who the final four All Stars- Boogie, Erika and Janelle--I don't think they parlayed their post reality lives successfully--I did a much better job of that.  If you go back and look at the records of that time, perpetuating the flirtmance put a lot of dollars in my pocket.  I was making a lot of appearances on womens' shows circuit in the US and Canada once or twice a week.  I was getting paid $5K, $7.5K, $10K all the time.  There was always talk of the Amazing Race --I would have done it with Mike--I didn't think I would be great doing it with Janelle.  Needless to say, I parlayed that as long as I could.

He mentions that Janelle did back-to-back seasons of Big Brother and she was kind of shell shocked.  He thinks she was so sweet, but it a weird time for eveerybody and was really an economic decision for him at that time.

Will:  So for the fans who kept hoping there was something there, and especially for the really freaky people, the 3 or 4 of you that probably need restraining orders, and were buying things on the internet that didn't really exist...you know...we made money for a couple of months.

(This is Will pointing at the deranged "fans".)

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